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Granville briefs: Here's when downtown Creedmoor will hold trick-or-treating

Posted on October 6, 2021

Updated on October 7, 2021

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Main Street Trick-or-Treating brought hordes of costumed families to downtown Creedmoor on Halloween in 2020.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file

Main Street Trick-or-Treating brought hordes of costumed families to downtown Creedmoor on Halloween in 2020.

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Comprehensive plan

The city of Creedmoor is developing an update to its comprehensive plan, which strategizes its goals for the future.

Residents are invited to fill out an online survey, available through the end of th emonth, to give their views on the city’s future.

Visit to view updates on the project.

Fireman’s Day fundraiser and parade

Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual Fireman’s Day fundraiser and celebration Oct. 9. There will be a parade held on Main Street at 1 p.m. and a Brunswick stew sale to follow.

Due to selling out so quickly last year, Creedmoor will be taking prepaid orders through 6 p.m. Sept. 21. The stew is $8 per quart.

Purchase at, at the Fire Station dropbox on the Lyon Street side of the station, or by paying to any firefighter. In-person payments should include an envelope with your name, phone number, email address, number of quarts and a check or cash. Confirmation will be sent by email.

There will be limited stew for sale after the parade, as well as “I Support CVFD” T-shirts for $20. Donations and support are welcomed.

Contact Carl Horgaard at 919-368-6470 for questions.

Community yard and bake sale

First Baptist Church in Butner will hold a community yard and bake sale fundraiser on Oct. 9 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 200 W. D St.

Single paved parking lot spaces for individual yard sales are available for $30, or $40 for a double lot.

Buyers will park once and walk to the up to 47 available yard sales. Cakes, pies and bread will also be sold.

Reserve a spot by calling 919-610-1954.

The event is sponsored by Ruth Helms Prayer Group to support Christian based Card Ministry and Bereavement Meals.

Book signing

Author Tony McLean will sign copies of his first book, “Thoughts and Prayers” from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Gazebo Park, 416 Central Ave., Butner. Books are $12.

Fair housing training

The Granville County Human Relations Commission will present a fair housing training program at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. This program is targeted to elected officials and administrative staff; however, it is open to any interested party.

Gene Troy, program manager, will conduct the training at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 U.S. Highway 15 South in Oxford.

This training will help elected officials and administrative staff better understand the Fair Housing Act, when it applies, and how to start the process when assistance is needed. A future session may also be scheduled for the general public.

For more details, contact Ron Bullock of the Human Relations Commission at 919-693-7923.

Grief Share

First Baptist Church – Butner is hosting a community-wide “Grief Share” support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday evening through Dec. 7. No cost to attendees.

It’s held in the Family Life Center of the church, 200 W. D St., Butner.

The course work and group may be helpful to anyone suffering from the effects of grief, rather recent or has been awhile.

Operation Medicine Drop

The Oxford Police Department is participating in the 2021 fall Operation Medicine Drop campaign from Oct. 18-23. Citizens may bring expired medicines to the police department, 204 E. McClanahan St., for disposal between Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The department cannot accept liquid meds or needles.

Animal shelter closures

Granville County Animal Services will be holding staff development training each month on the third Wednesday, and the animal shelter will be closed to the public during training days. Future dates are Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. The new Granville County Animal Shelter is at 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford and can be reached at 919-693-6749.

Cluck ‘N Shuck

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Cluck ‘N Shuck at the Granville Expo Center on Friday, Oct. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

A limited number of tickets are available. Call 919-693-6125 if you are interested.


Trick-or-treating is again planned for Main Street in downtown Creedmoor, this year on Friday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m.

The event will be contained between Lyon Street and Park Avenue. The Creedmoor Police Department will be closing Main Street between this intersections starting at 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Creedmoor Police Department and several downtown merchants.

Library programming

Children and teen programming for the Granville County Library System continues at the same times and on the same days originally scheduled, but with all activities now moved to a virtual platform through Zoom or Facebook.

Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers is Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. through Facebook. Art Fusion, Exploring Art Techniques is the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m through Zoom. Code Ninjas (animation and games) is the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. through Zoom. STEAM is Thursdays at 4 p.m. through Zoom. Teen Time for ages 12 to 18 is Thursdays at 6 p.m. every other week through Zoom.

Parents interested in staying updated with library announcements can register to receive the library’s new monthly newsletter, which includes meeting room IDs and passwords. Contact Amy Carlson at the Thornton Library, 919-693-1121 or, to register.

Tobacco referendum

The Granville County Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Granville County Cooperative Extension Office, 125 Oxford Outer Loop Road, Oxford. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The referendum is held to let tobacco growers decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since 1991, and the law requires that a new referendum be held every six years.

A 2/3 favorable vote will mean that growers are willing to continue to assess themselves to support tobacco research and education. The assessment is 10 cents per 100 pounds of tobacco.

The funds, about $250,000 annually, are collected at buying stations by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and then allocated by the Tobacco Research Commission to research and extension projects for tobacco at N.C. State University.

For more information, call 919-603-1350.

Fall collection event

Granville County on Nov. 20 will hold its Fall household hazardous waste and recycling collection event. It will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center.

Accepted items include electronics, scrap metal, paint, household chemicals, pesticides, outdated prescriptions, paper for shredding, books and more. Contact Teresa Baker, Granville County’s recycling and sustainability coordinator, at 919-725-1417 or with questions.

Creedmoor Farmers Market

The Creedmoor Farmers Market will be open Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion building, 50 Legion St., Creedmoor. The season runs through Nov. 25.

The market has available vegetables, plants, flowers, baked goods, pine furniture, arts and crafts. Vendors who sell all homemade or self-grown items can participate. Call 919-528-1767 for more information.

Christmas chili cook-off and play

Shepherd Youth Ranch invites people to bring their favorite chili to share at the ranch, 3017 Brassfield Road, Creedmoor, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. The best chili will get a prize. There will also be a new Christmas play.

Thank a Vet

The “Thank A Vet” program provides discounts when shopping at local businesses and service providers. This free service is available through the Granville County Register of Deeds office, where an ID card is issued that can be used for veterans who register, or have already registered, their DD-214 forms.

For a list of participating businesses or for more information about this program, contact Kathy Taylor, Register of Deeds, at 919-693-6314 or

Anniversary coins

To mark the 275th anniversary of Granville County, souvenir coins for sale. These heavyweight metal keepsakes are $5 and feature an engraved image of the 275th anniversary logo, with the iconic Granville County Courthouse on the flipside. To buy a coin, call 919-603-1308 or visit for more information.


If interested in delivering meals to local seniors, giving your time at the Granville County Animal Shelter or assisting with local activities and projects, check out volunteer opportunities with Granville County Government at

Domestic violence order help

Families Living Violence Free can help Granville County residents with help filing a domestic violence protective order. Call 919-693-3579 to speak with an advocate who can help with planning and completing the order. Callers can also apply for free legal representation.

Granville County GOP

The Granville County Republican Party meets monthly on the third Thursday. Contact or find Granville County Republicans on Facebook for more information.

Community Treasure Chest

Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Creedmoor welcomes all to its Community Treasure Chest facility filled with new to used clothes and shoes of all sizes and household goods. Coats, dresses, pants, suits, tops, blankets and other items are available in men’s and women’s sizes. All items are free.

Due to the pandemic, call the church at 919-528-2715 for an appointment.

Crisis hotline

The Families Living Violence Free 24/7 domestic violence crisis hotline is operating during the pandemic. Call 919-693-5700 for English or 919-690-0888 for Spanish. The center encourages people to call if they love or live with someone hurting or threatening them, putting them down or controlling their every move.

Families Living Violence Free also offers individual counseling, safety planning and case management for survivors of domestic violence of sexual assault.

Trained advocates provide confidential one-on-one counseling, which allows clients who are (or have been) victims of domestic violence and sexual assault an opportunity to begin the healing process.

Butner Alcoholics Anonymous

The Butner Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets in person at 8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Educational Building of Community United Methodist Church, 405 W. E St.

For more information, call Wayne at 919-339-7092.

Virtual story time

Virtual story time with the Granville County Library System is held every Monday at 2 p.m., during which an age-appropriate story is presented to toddlers and preschoolers. Visit for more details.

Teen Cuisine 101

Teens can learn to cook with Teen Cuisine 101, provided through the Granville County Library System. Learn how to make healthy meals that taste good and are good for you. Available monthly on Thursdays through the library’s website, Facebook page and YouTube.

Visit for more details.

Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas is available monthly online through the Granville County Library System. Learn the Scratch programming language that can teach kids how to code their own animations, games and online simulations while learning how to think creatively and reason systematically.

Contact Amy Carlson at 919-693-1121 or at to learn more.

Rabies vaccines

Rabies vaccines are available at the Granville County Animal Shelter for dogs, cats and ferrets three month or older. This service is available by appointment from noon until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for $6. North Carolina law requires that all owned dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age.

The Granville County Animal Shelter is located at 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford. Call 919-693-6749 for more details.

Register of Deeds

The Granville County Register of Deeds has a wide variety of documents available to the public, including deeds dating back to 1746, the same year that the County was founded. Those interested in local history or in researching their ancestry or family property are encouraged to contact the Register of Deeds at the Granville County Courthouse, 101 Main St. in Oxford. Call 919-693-6314 for more details about services provided.

Supportive Friends for Grieving Parents

Supportive Friends for Grieving Parents meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Stem Ruritan building, 3595 Old N.C. Highway 75 in Stem. This is for parents who have suffered the loss of a child.

There is no cost to participate in the support group. For more information, please call 919-308-4979.

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